Welcome Back: Blind Guardian
Have Blind Guardian made the ultimate fantasy metal album?
Fantasy fiction continues to provide rich fodder for heavy metal, from brave warriors to mighty beasts to elven babes and everything in between. Power metal behemoths Blind Guardian remain the consummate keepers of such lore, and their new opus is another heroic leap into more magical realms.
HAIL, DARK WIZARD OF
METAL! PRAY TELL US ABOUT THY NEW ALBUM?
Hansi Kürsch [vocals]: “Beyond The Red Mirror continues the story of Imaginations From The Other Side, which we released in 1995. The main character is The Chosen One, who is King Arthur as a boy, and he moves between two different universes. His opponent in the other realm is Mordred, Arthur’s enemy in the ancient legends. The album sounds amazing: from the beginning our goal was to have a very intense production, with vocals and guitars that are as aggressive as possible.”